Basement flooding season?

Okay, some people call it “spring,” but for all too many Kansas City are area homeowners, they’re one and the same.

You see, during the winter, your lawn soaks up a lot of moisture. When the spring rains come pouring down on top of all that, the extra water simply can’t be absorbed. But it has to go somewhere, and it will always pursue the path of least resistance. Yes, including your basement.

So what’s a careful home owner to do? Well, if you already have a sump pump, now’s the time to give it a test run. If it starts up just like always, pour a pail of water into the pit to make sure it’s still working.

Still, sump pumps have been known to fail, especially older models that have not been faithfully maintained over the years. Or, let’s say you lose electricity. Well, along with the lights, stereo, fridge, and more, your pump is going to shut down too, at least until the power is restored. That could turn out to be a really ugly picture.

Which is why we urge you to support your main sump pump with either a battery-powered or water-powered sump pump. While each model has its own unique advantages, here’s what they have in common:

  • They turn on automatically as soon as your sump pump fails, not matter what the reason.

  • Should your main sump pump come back on, the back-up pump will shut itself off.

  • The right battery- or water-powered pump for your home is more than capable of keeping up with the amount of water flowing into your basement.

If you’ve had basement flooding before, then you know this isn’t just about keeping your basement dry. It’s about preventing the kind of damage water can cause to your home and personal belongings

To learn more or schedule installation, why not contact your local LBA Heroes today.